Legendary comedian Red Skelton's radio career began in 1937 with a guest appearance on "The Fleischmann's Yeast Hour" on NBC, which led to his becoming the host of "Avalon Time" in 1938. He became the host of "The Raleigh Cigarette Program in 1941," on which many of his comedy characters were created, such as The Mean Widdle Kid, or "Junior" and cab driver Clem Kadiddlehopper. He had a regularly scheduled radio program until 1957.
November 2, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the first commercial radio broadcast. To celebrate this special anniversary, we’re shining a spotlight on 100 key moments in radio's history.
We hope you’ll join us in celebrating your favorite radio memories throughout 2020. Use the hashtag #Radio100 across social media to share these moments with the world. Here’s to 100 wonderful years of radio, and to at least 100 more!